Low-Country Shrimp Boil


Use your slow cooker to make this easy, low-fuss version of a low-country shrimp and sausage boil.

ow-Country Shrimp Boil
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
13 cups


  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or water

  • 1 pound tiny red or yellow new potatoes

  • 14 - 16 ounce cooked andouille or kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup frozen small whole onions, thawed

  • ½ - 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning or crab and shrimp boil seasoning

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 ears fresh sweet corn, husks and silks removed and cut crosswise into quarters

  • 1 ½ pound fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells, thawed

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • Cocktail sauce


  1. In a 6- to 7-quart slow cooker combine the broth, potatoes, sausage, onions, Old Bay seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Place corn on top of the potato mixture. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or or until corn and potatoes are just tender.

  2. If using low, turn to high. Gently stir the shrimp into the potato mixture. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more or until shrimp are opaque.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp mixture to an extra-large bowl. Pour butter over shrimp mixture; toss gently to coat. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over the mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with cocktail sauce.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
16g Fat
31g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 1583mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 15.6mg 78%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 1019mg 22%
Folate, total 46.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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